Electropolishing Niobium in an HF-Free Electrolyte

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-10ER85947
Agency Tracking Number:
95036
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
45 a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Faraday Technology, Inc.
315 Huls Drive, Clayton, OH, 45315
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
793274747
Principal Investigator:
Alonso Lozano-Morales
Dr.
(937) 836-7749
alonsolozano@faradaytechnology.com
Business Contact:
E. Taylor
Dr.
(937) 836-7749
jenningstaylor@faradaytechnology.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The proposed program addresses the need for an improved manufacturing process for electropolishing niobium RF superconducting cavities for the International Linear Collider. Specifically, the aim of the project is to create microscopically clean and smooth niobium surfaces on the interior of the niobium cavities. The objective of the proposed SBIR program is to demonstrate and develop a sophisticated FARADAYIC electropolishing process for fabrication of niobium cavities in hydrofluoric acid-free solutions. The Phase I program will demonstrate the potential to achieve the surface roughness, cleanliness and performance set by the Department of Energy for the application of interest, including electropolishing samples for evaluation by Faraday

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